By Mehar Seth Malhotra, Creative Mind, Travel Enthusiast and Executive Search Consultant
Earlier this week, my Boss asked the team to write a blog as part of our social media drive, and I was wondering what to write. Though I had many ideas, where is the time in between so many client deliverable and deadlines, to write something which is readable and acceptable. And then, one morning, as I was scouring through LinkedIn for candidates I chanced upon a blog by David Cameron, Prime Minister, UK who posted a blog on LinkedIn about the Birth of the Royal Baby Boy. I was amazed that David Cameron, being a “PRIME-MINISTER”, could take 10 minutes out of his busy schedule and write a blog!! What STOPS me for penning down my thoughts? And then it struck me - it is not ideas or passion alone that’s required to pen down something like a blog. It was about how one can manage one’s time to do things that are important to reach out and connect with people!!
There are two types of time: Clock Time and Real Time,
In “Clock Time”, there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year. The time passes equally.
In “Real Time”, all time is relative. Time flies or drags depending on what you're doing and what interests you. We often say that it feels like 10 Hours – when I’ve been writing this email as compared to when we feel the vacation ended in just two days though you spent vacationing for a week.
In today’s world, we have so many electronic or paper-based day planner’s to organize, prioritize and schedule our day, yet we feel and believe that we are unorganized …… so it’s time to think productively and utilize the real time efficiently and effectively !! This blog actually took me 20 minutes to write!! So I am building the REAL TIME PRODUCTIVIITY QUOTIENT, ARE YOU TOO??